Whiteland’s Community Rebuilds After the March 31st Tornado

On March 31st, the Town of Whiteland faced an EF2 tornado that damaged residential areas and the Mohr Industrial Park. Since then, the town has displayed remarkable resilience, rallying together to support their own citizens affected by the storm and expediting the recovery process.  

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Job Training for Justice-Involved Hoosiers Improves Job Placement, Reduces Repeat Incarceration Rates

The widening gap between job opportunities and available talent in Indiana can be addressed by implementing job training programs for individuals in the justice system, according to Conexus Indiana. Graduates of Catapult Indiana, a free job training initiative, were found to be 3.48 times less likely to return to the justice system.


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Johnson County Communities Get a Makeover: Updates to Town and City Comprehensive Plans

Communities in Johnson County like Greenwood and Whiteland are opening the doors to their residents and inviting them to participate in the comprehensive planning process. Municipal governments are democratizing decision-making by sending out online surveys open to all who are interested in sharing their thoughts, ideas, comments, and critiques with the planning teams.   

+ Read how the comp plans shape their communities

2024 Eclipse Expected to Drive a Million Visitors to Indiana


Central Indiana is in the path of totality for the 2024 solar eclipse on April 8th. Johnson County communities will become attractive destinations and the local tourism industry is gearing up for the event, which is predicted to potentially quadruple the populations of smaller towns in the area for the day.

 + Read more about the 2024 solar eclipse and its impact on local tourism

Important Message Regarding Aspire's Membership List

Aspire has been notified of a solicitation email claiming to have access to an Aspire’s email distribution list. This email is spam. Aspire does not work with any third-party vendors to sell our distribution list, and we never provide a list of our member emails.

As an Aspire member, you can request a complimentary membership list once during your membership year. This list does not include email addresses but does include company name, address, and phone number. To request this list, please contact the Aspire office. 

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Renewed Member Investors

The Belmont Barbershop LLC

Coffeehouse Five - Greenwood


Le Rose Dance Academy

Reising Radio Partners Inc. - QMIX 107.3, KORN Country 100.3, Mojo 102.9

SCS Construction Services, Inc.

New Member Investors

Brown's Tree Service

Bryce Canyon Resort

Grace United Methodist

Greenwood Christian Academy

Voelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC

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The Aspire Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Aspire Partners, and staff invite you to join us to commemorate the closing of the year with plenty of holiday cheer! Help us celebrate our year-end finale, strengthen connections and toast the closing of the year. Cash bar available and complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres provided.

We are very thankful for the opportunity to serve such a dynamic and growing business community. We are also thankful for the resources that our members share with us in order to support our mission. Your contributions of time, talent, and treasure enable us to advance a supportive and healthy business environment in the greater Johnson County area. THANK YOU!! 

Thursday, December 7th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Barn at Bay Horse Inn


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Host Sponsor:

Carroll Foot and Ankle Clinic

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Friday, December 1st

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Carroll Foot and Ankle Clinic

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Professional Smoke

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, December 5th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professional Smoke

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Tuesday, December 12th

8:30am - 9:30am

Mount Pleasant Christian Church

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You may have complimentary tickets to select events available with your membership. Contact Angie Keene for more information.
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This week's Monday Member Moment features Tracie Lee with Portillo’s on U.S. 31 South. Portillo’s is known for Chicago-style street food including Italian beef, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and famous chocolate cake. Portillo’s has options to meet all sizes of catering needs. Visit Portillos.com or call 866-YUM-BEEF to speak directly to catering concierge. 

Current Trend: Switching from Disposable Shingles to Permanent Metal Roofing

By: Chan Cornett, Founder and Owner, Cornett Roofing Systems

While it’s true that currently 80% of U.S. residential homes have asphalt shingles, this is not the case internationally. Depending where in the world you are, common roofing systems are made from metal, clay and concrete, natural slate, wood shake, and even vegetation for thatched roof assemblies. However, the U.S. market is slowly beginning to shift, with metal roofing being the fastest growing segment of residential roofing, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.

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Member Updates

+ Judges Needed for Greenwood Community High School Senior Capstone Board Presentations

+ Franciscan Health to Host In-Person, ‘Christmas Remembrance’ Event Dec. 14

+ Franklin College Board of Trustees Welcomes Four

+ Hirons Promotes Leigh-Ann Richardville to VP, Operations

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